The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari cannot get an automatic ticket for the 2019 election.
Tinubu made the statement less than 24 hours after Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, said 34 governors had endorsed Buhari for a second term.
Speaking in Akure, capital of Ondo state, on Wednesday, Tinubu said “governors cannot appropriate the power of endorsement to themselves”. The APC leader maintained that leadership of the APC had not endorsed Buhari as its sole candidate for 2019.
He added that the flagbearer of the ruling party in the 2019 presidential election would emerge through a democratic process.
Although Buhari has not disclosed his intention about 2019, his supporters have started rolling out the drums.
From the Cable